An asteroid like 50 megaton nuke is being monitored by NASA after it has a chance to hit Earth in 2023. Here’s all
Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 14 May 2022, at 06:58 am Los Angeles time
A potentially dangerous asteroid is being monitored by NASA after scientists conclude that it has a chance of colliding with Earth.
The asteroid is huge, 700 feet long, and can hit the Earth not in one, two, or three, but in 62 trajectories.
The first chance that the asteroid to hit Earth will happen in August 2023, but it will be a very small 0.0000002727%.
After that, there will be two more possible chances of impact in August 2024 and 2025 with chances as low as these.
The last chance of impact measured so far would be on July 24, 2117, when some scientists appreciate that the chances may increase, but not so much to be a danger for mankind.
In any case, as long as there is a chance that the asteroid will hit the Earth, it has an impressive length and a great power, NASA will continuously monitor it for safety.
Also, NASA's JPL says that the asteroid nicknamed 2018 LF16 was last observed on June 16 last year, and the speed at which it travels is approx. 33,844 miles per hour.
If the asteroid theoretically hit the Earth, its power would rise to the power of the 57-megaton tsar bomb that the Soviet Union detonated in 1961.